Another Lighthouse

We've seen this project before, but I thought I'd try my hand at it since I had these pots that were in rough shape. If it didn't work out, no problem because I was getting rid of them anyway!
Here they are, pretty gross and somewhat crumbly, except for the small one. I scraped and scrubbed the two larger ones to get the chipping stuff off. Washed them well and let them dry completely.
I spray painted them using Rustoleum's Antique White.
Living close to the beach, I've got a nautical theme going, and I absolutely love "ocean" colors like navy blue and teal. So I added stripes in those colors.
I have this lantern that has been waiting to be used somehow. It was dirty and rusty, so I washed it first.
I painted it navy blue and added a tea light candle. The place that I was going to place my lighthouse doesn't get much direct light, so I opted for a battery operated tea light instead of a solar powered light.
I painted on some windows and a door and set it by my front door. By the way, I used a weatherproof adhesive to attach the lantern so it wouldn't be knocked off. I think it turned out great and really goes with my nautical theme!
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  • Vickie
    on Apr 29, 2019

    Was wondering why you used interior paint?

    • Susie McDonald
      on May 26, 2020

      I wondered the same thing. As it won’t stand up to weather changes. Im

      thinking a few coats of varnish spray to waterproof it myself.

  • Susan
    on May 7, 2019

    I also love the wreath on the door! Any directions?

    • Kathleen
      on Aug 3, 2019

      It looks like a grape vine wreath with white star fish glued in groups of three and then a large natural colored starfish in the center.

  • Sarah Kohzad
    on Apr 8, 2020

    Make simple bunk bed?

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  • Kevin
    on Apr 16, 2020

    i love this looking for an old lantern or another idea for the top?

    Y'all have an idea for the top so I need not buy a lantern?

    i have a BIG lighhouse on the deck paid $100 for the "top" a light with a cord, red from Lighthouse Man .


  • Denise Fanelli
    on Jul 19, 2020

    People pay a lot of money for those old moss covered pots. Beauty, truly, is in the eye of the beholder. I like them both ways. This project is on the to do list! Thanks for the inspiration!

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